Governor Dayton released a statement Wednesday, September 25 following a U. S. Department of Health and Human Services report which shows that Minnesota will have the lowest average monthly premiums in the country for those buying health insurance through the health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act:
“Today is a day of national acclaim for Minnesota’s health care systems. The federal government reported that our Health Exchange, MNsure, will offer Minnesotans the lowest health insurance rates of any state in the nation. Our rates are about half of those in Wisconsin and other neighboring states. And federal subsidies will reduce even further the costs of health care coverage for many Minnesotans.
For years, Minnesota’s health care system has been touted as the most efficient in the country. This report affirms that statement. While we have more work ahead to make quality health care more affordable and more available to all Minnesotans, today everyone can take deserved pride in this extraordinary achievement.”